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A decentralized project  by a diverse group of individuals in Bridgeport Connecticut united by their shared goal of police accountability in making sure that you'r rights as individuals are not being infringed . 

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 However, there are officers who choose to abuse their authority and victimize citizens.Contact us for free assistance concerning handling police misconduct complaints.

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PROTEST


JUSTICE FOR Orlando Lopez-Soto

Public · Hosted by CtCopBlock.Org

Friday-February 27 @ 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Place : Bridgeport,Ct Police Station.



Cop Found Not Guilty After Being Caught on Video Stomping a Subdued Man’s Face In
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-guilty-caught-video-stomping-subdued-mans-face/#s5t1sK7bTr7z02U8.99

Bridgeport, CT — Officer Clive Higgins of the Bridgeport police department,was indicted in August for stomping a subdued man’s head and neck during an arrest. Higgins was accused of using unreasonable force during the course of Orlando Lopez-Soto’s arrest on May 20, 2011, in Beardley Park.

Higgins, 49, was found not guilty Wednesday by a federal jury.

“We respect the jury’s verdict and the criminal justice process,” the U.S. Attorney’s office said in a statement. “Our office will continue to prioritize civil rights investigations. We thank the FBI and the prosecutors for their hard work on this case.”

When Higgins was first indicted in August, the US Attorney’s office put out this statement, “The use of unreasonable force during an arrest is not only a clear violation of an individual’s civil rights, but also gravely undermines the community’s trust in law enforcement.”

Video of the incident surfaced nearly a year after the arrest which is when the family of Lopez-Soto filed a lawsuit against the department. With the compelling video showing three officers brutalizing an incapacitated Lopez-Soto, the city agreed to pay out $198,000.

In November of 2013, a $10 million federal lawsuit was filed against the department claiming that the problem of brutality within the Bridgeport police department is systemic and police officials closed their eyes to a rampage by three rogue officers allowing them to leave a nearly two-year trail of abuse and brutality.

In the video, the two officers, Elson Morales and Joseph Lawlor, can be seen kicking the victim repeatedly while he is on the ground. Higgins then arrives in his cruiser, gets out and appears to stomp the downed suspect around the head and neck.

Morales and Lawlor pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor civil rights charges stemming from the assault. As part of the plea deal, they agreed to resign from the police force.

From what we can see in the video, the actions of Higgins differ very little from those of Morales and Lawlor. It seems as if Higgins’ actions were more sadistic, as Lopez-Soto was obviously no threat by the time Morales and Lawlor issued their beatings. This makes the force applied by Higgins after his arrival even more unreasonable.

“I have no comment on today’s decision. But ultimately, it has no bearing on actions being taken by the Bridgeport Police Department,” police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. said in a statement.

“Officer Higgins remains on administrative leave from the department. Disciplinary charges have been filed against him, and there is more than one case pending. Now that federal criminal proceedings have concluded, I encourage the Bridgeport Police Commission to continue its efforts to promptly conclude these proceedings against Officer Higgins.”

After watching the video, what do you think? Were the actions of Higgins justified and reasonable considering the situation? What could the defense have said that made a jury think otherwise?

PUBLIC INFORMATION
NAMES AND BAD NUMBERS OF THE BRIDGEPORT,CT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

BRIDGEPORT POLICE DEP. (203) 581-5100

P.I.O BILL KEMPHER (203) 814-2614



FOR WHAT EVER REASON SOME OFFICERS ARE NO LONGER IN THIS DEPARTMENT .

256 + OFF.    52  + DET.    1  CHIEF
60 + SGT.      21 + LT.        1  A.CHIEF
10 + CAPT.    4 +  DC.        TOTAL 405 +

SGT. ROBERT BIGELOW
SGT. JOSEPH ADILETTA                      DC. ANTHONY ARMENO
SGT. JASON AMATO                            DC. JAMES BARAJA
SGT. JOHN ANDREWS
SGT. MARK BELINKIE
SGT. TJUANA BRADLEY-WEBB
SGT. MICHAEL BURDO LT. RICHARD AZZARITO
SGT. ANGELO COLLAZO                       LT . ROBERT CHRISTY
SGT. EDDIE CORREA                            LT. LONNIE BLACKWELL
SGT. LUIS CORTELLO                           
SGT. SUSAN CORTELLO                        GOETTE
SGT. MATHEW COSGROVE.JR
SGT. JOEL CARLEY

DET. JORGE SINTRON 
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DET. CHRISTOPHER BORONA
DET. JAMES BORRICO
DET. JOHN BURKE
DET. KEITH BRYANT
DET. ARTUR CALVAO





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MORE TO COME.......





David Uliano- Bridgeport police employee – is NOT someone I’d hire for protection.
3 Conn. cops accused of brutality after YouTube vid shows them beating stunned suspect (VIDEO) Last Updated: 4:27 PM, January 26, 2013 Posted: 4:26 PM, January 26, 2013 BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The police chief in Connecticut's largest city has pulled three officers off the streets after a video was posted online showing them kicking and stomping on a man they had already subdued with a stun gun. In the video, a stun gun is heard being fired and a man falls to the ground at a park. Two officers stand over the motionless man and begin kicking him. A third officer drives up and attacks him. No complaint was filed. Bridgeport city spokeswoman Elaine Ficarra said today that all three officers are on desk duty while authorities investigate the May 2011 encounter. Elson Morales, Joseph Lawlor and Clive Higgins are 10-year veterans of the police force. They couldn't be reached for comment. The video was posted on YouTube this month. It's not clear who's filming or who posted the video.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!

Orlando Lopez-Soto sued the department after a witness caught the incident on camera


Bridgeport police settle taped beating case with Orlando Lopez-Soto

Published: May 28, 2014 7:54 AM


BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport officials have agreed to pay $198,000 to a man who was stomped on by three city police officers following a chase in Beardsley Park in 2011.

NEWS12.COM   16-year-old Eric Diaz to sue Bridgeport police, claiming he was the victim of brutality

Originally published: May 28, 2014 8:02 AM
Updated: May 28, 2014 5:35 PM

A video was posted on YouTube last weekend showing an officer striking a juvenile. (5/28/14)

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport teen says he is planning to sue the police department over claims of police brutality, though police say their use of force was justified.

Eric Diaz, 16, was stopped early Sunday morning at Stratford and Newfield avenues for allegedly violating curfew. Diaz's mother says she had sent him to the store to pick up medication. Diaz says that when the officer asked him how old he was, he told him to wait a moment because he was on the phone with his family. Diaz claims the officer threw him against the fence, then onto the ground. He was then allegedly hit and choked by the officer.

One of Diaz's friends recorded the encounter and posted it on YouTube, where it has received more than 10,000 views.

In a statement, Bridgeport police say the officer was trying to control Diaz as he was resisting arrest. "They're allowed to apply force when necessary to make an arrest, especially when a suspect is resisting, as was the case here," says police spokesman Bill Kaempffer.

Diaz is due in court next week on charges of interfering with an officer.

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